De Haan is a 6’2”, 265-pound offensive/defensive lineman who lettered three years for the Unity Christian High School football team. De Haan totaled 42 tackles, including 12 for a loss, and one fumble recovery in earning all-district honors for the second straight year. On offense, De Haan helped pave the way for a Knights offense that totaled 2,312 yards and 24 touchdowns. An honor roll student, De Haan plans to major in chemistry at Northwestern. He is the son of Craig and Sandi.
“Paxton is an outstanding addition to our team,” said head coach Matt McCarty. “He is one of the top linemen in northwest Iowa and has the potential to be an impact player for us on either side of the ball. We are excited to have an outstanding young man, with a tremendous work ethic like Paxton, become a part of the Red Raider family.”